Timberwolves Trading Out?

       Derrick Williams is widely considered the second best player in this draft class and is expected to be taken after Cleveland selected Duke guard Kyrie Irving with the first overall pick. But how does he fit with Minnesota? The Timberwolves have a talented frontcourt duo in Kevin Love and Michael Beasley and young back-ups in Anthony Randolph last year's first round pick Lazar Hayward. With so much depth on the roster already, Minnesota would be better trading back in the lottery and trying to fill their hole at shooting guard even with Wes Johnson in the future plans. Alec Burks, the shooting guard from Colorado, is a target they would have to consider if they moved back.

        One report speculates that the Indiana Pacers are inquiring about that No. 2 pick with regards to trading their one-time all-star forward Danny Granger and their 15th overall selection to move up.

By President Corey Ruff - 5-21-11